Green tea with concentrated anti-oxidants

Like green tea, Matcha comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. However, it is grown differently and has a unique nutrient profile.  Matcha contains up to 100 times the amount of antioxidants as green tea.  Antioxidants benefit the body by neutralising and removing the free radicals from the bloodstream, which if left unchecked can cause  a wide range of illnesses and chronic diseases. However, in most cases, free radicals far outnumber the naturally occurring antioxidants in the body. Matcha is a fantastic source of antioxidants and can be enjoyed as a satisfying hot tea or used in many food  recipes.

Farmers grow Matcha by covering their tea plants 20–30 days before harvest to avoid direct sunlight. This increases chlorophyll production, boosts the amino acid content and gives the plant a darker green hue. Once the tea leaves are harvested, the stems and veins are removed and the leaves are ground up into a fine powder known as Matcha which contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf, resulting in a greater amount of antioxidants and  caffeine than typically found in green tea.

Studies of Matcha and its components have unearthed a variety of benefits, showing that it can help protect the liver, promote heart health and even aid in weight loss.  See this great article for some of the reported health benefits of Matcha:

Matcha is the tea of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Uji Match , which is from Kyoto, Japan. Young premium quality tea leaves are ground into a powder form so the tea can be whisked into a thick infusion. This high quality Matcha (powdered Tencha green tea) is designed to prepare “usucha” (thin tea) for the Japanese tea ceremony. Produced by steaming, drying and grounding Gyokuro tea, the result is a deep emerald tea with a rich, subtle sweetness and layers of flavour. You can order Matcha online at the World PARTEA website and follow the brewing instructions.

The initial taste of Matcha is of green tea but with a richer, smoother flavour that’s enhanced in different ways depending on the ingredients. There is a great book Healthy Matcha Cookbook: Green Tea-Inspired Meals, Snacks, Drink called ‘Meet your Matcha’ by Joanne Farrow with “50 irresistible recipes packed with the power of green tea. Another great book is  the The Healthy Matcha Cookbook by author Miryam Wuinn Douglas, MD RD:  “Green Tea-insopried meals, snacks drinks and Desserts with over 60 recipes.” If you haven’t tried Matcha do yourself and your body a healthy flavour favour –  order Matcha today online at World PARTEA. 100% natural and chemical free.